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A Railfan Report Special Edition: 5/12/09

May 13, 2009

On National Train Day (5/9/09) I visited the California State Railroad Museum for their special celebration. Locomotives usually hidden off in the SP Sacramento Shops were pulled out for display. Handcar rides were also given, and in the museum itself there was an Amtrak California coach on display and open for touring, as well as seven tables of railroad themed giveaways, which is always a pleasure to find.

Locomotives on outdoor display:

Southern Pacific E9 6051
Southern Pacific E9A 6051
Union Pacific S-51 class 0-6-0
Union Pacific 0-6-0 4466 blowing its whistle on compressed air
Trio of GE 44 tonner SW8, and SW1
Sacramento Northern SW1 402
Sacramento Southern GE44Ton 1240
Sacramento Southern SW8 2030
Union Pacific Bus Motor Coach
Union Pacific Motor Coach
Granite Rock 0-6-0T #30
…and of course the Granite Rock 0-6-0T was out to pull the Sacramento Southern passenger specials.

The weather was perfect and made for a very enjoyable day.

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